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I Feel Hollow and Empty

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    Disconnected

    I know where this emptiness comes from: too many years being independent, traveling around, disconnecting from people and never connecting to family. It is all nice and fine, and it is also a very safe approach, but it catches up with you sooner or later. Never having really...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    How?

    How do you leave a path you have walked for a lifetime? Treading the path of loneliness and isolation for as long as you can remember. As familiar as breathing, As sure as your own heartbeat. How do you walk away from that? Is moving on always the best answer? When for a...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 22, 2010

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    I'm Dead Inside.

    For a while now I have felt dead inside. I don't feel love for anyone, I don't feel sad, I don't feel happy. It's absolutely empty inside of me.
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    Empty.. and Hollow...

    I feel.. Empty.. No emotion.. Numb.. Speechless..  I want my son back...
    ShallowDreamers ShallowDreamers 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Empty and Devoid of Direction

    Have you ever felt like you lived someone elses life? That... although you may have sub-consciously known who you are and what you wanted to do with your life... that somehow it had become (or were) the culmination of everyones expectations? That by the time you realised (or...
    weever weever 22-25 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Hollow And Empty

    Hollow and empty,That's how i feelSince you've been gone,Lonely am I,Please come back,I'm so sorry,I let you go. 
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 29, 2011

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    Missing

    I feel like a whole part of me is missing that I am not even here sometimes and honestly not part of the earth.    It isn't pleasant either.   Hollow feelings aren't what  i need right now.  i need my birthfamily! 
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Hole In My Soul

    I wish that as a Christian, I no longer felt like I have a hole in my soul. But I still do - after years of counselling, men's groups, self help books, etc, etc... It's like there's a hole that lets all the goodness drain back out - whenever I feel love from God, myself, loved...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M Aug 22, 2010

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    When The Night Comes

    That's pretty much what I feel when it comes to the end of the day. I'm alone and lonely. it feels so empty, so helpless. I'm nobody. Sometimes this emptiness, it hurts so much that I really wanna scream it out loud. But what for? No one is going to listen. All I do is crying...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    I Don't Know How to Cope

    I feel such an emptiness inside. This hollowness that haunts my every breath. I don't know what to feel right now...I miss him so much..my precious little boy..He still holds my heart. I want to just scream! I want to cry..do something other then wanting to feel something. He...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Completely

    Everything is the same to me. Food doesn't have a taste. People can't make me smile. I don't know how to handle times like these. Nothing can make me feel. I'm completely indifferent to life. I am nothing. I have no value.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    Like a soda can so empty,

    of fluids, used up and dry.Maybe I just need to cry,but I really do not know why.If life can drain you of passion,and energy like some tension,in a rubber band that snapped,and you are really handicapped!Why continue on, like a zombie,living but not alive like in a movie?Maybe it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2013

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    Something I Wrote

      She gave you a chance You broke the romance She gave you her love You broke who she was I’d rather die today Than live to see tomorrow Don’t want to wake up Can’t continue the sorrow I’ve had enough Of the fighting, the lies Trying so...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    This Says It Much Better

    "Right Where It Belongs" See the animal in his cage that you built Are you sure what side you're on? Better not look him too closely in the eye Are you sure what side of the glass you are on? See the safety of the life you have built Everything where it belongs Feel the...
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    Something Is Missing And Always Has Been

    I cannot explain it. Perhaps it is the curse of a young mind that sought out to understand things it was not yet ready for. Or the curse of a soul hunting dark dreams. Whatever the reason, this has been part of who I am since I was young. My mind chose the path before my human...
    ShinimiM1ka ShinimiM1ka 22-25, F Dec 3, 2013

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    A Hotel Room In San Diego

    I hate warm weather, I hate southern California.... so far away from home. I am farther away from myself than I am from anyone else. Is this clinical depression? I don't know..... Maybe I am just dead inside. I put on La Robe a Parasol and the french pulls the blood from my...
    menschfeind menschfeind 26-30 Jul 13, 2010

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    Just Somthing Isnt There

    its like a big whole. the only time i ever expirence it getting full is when im 100% happy. Naomi(one of my three personalitys and voices in my head) said that right now my soul is in a very deep and horrible pain and what its doing is sleeping. and it only wakes up when the...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T Oct 27, 2009

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    It's Hard To Explain,

    Unless you've felt like this, I guess this will be hard to understand, hard to imagine, hard to feel. The emptiness inside me is something even I don't fully understand let alone know how to express in words. Emptiness is like an iron feather, a dark cloud - it feels so heavy yet...
    FadedMarks FadedMarks 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8, 2011

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    I Hit That Wall- Wall Of Darkness

    My life is falling apart, so apart that I ‘m afraid if I can pull it back together. I don’t know what is going on with me, but I feel like everything that I hold for ,everything that I wished for is falling apart. I feel sad; I feel the sadness penetrating its way through me...
    SweetMeg SweetMeg 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Breakable

    The only time you can truly understand how this feels like is if you have been there yourself. I feel like I'm about to cave in, there's just nothing on the inside. No emotion, no heart, no soul, no life. Just nothing. It kinda of makes me feel highly breakable, like one strong...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Nothing Inside

    I dunno...it's something that comes back to haunt me every few days - like today. It's very random. Two days ago, I was happy and cheerful and now I feel so...gloomy. It goes away when I'm around people I love and when I'm having fun, but as soon as I'm alone, as soon as my mind...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Felt

    I felt hollow and Empty Like the darkness had finally completley covered me I was stuck in the middle of the tunnel Or finally at the bottom of my hole With no way out Just stuck there There was no light at all No sliver linning No the glass was half-empty Not half full No...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    At Times and Moreso Now.

    Just the enveloping awareness of infinity - there is so much available to choose from and yet; still, the small ledge of the "easy way out"; keeping things as they were years ago, and returning to what I once walked away from. ...the "teeter-totter" of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2009

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    Brick By Brick

    I've lost my voice, my opinions, my feelings, and seemingly my ability to connect with others. I've had no motivation or muse to write or draw, nothing comes to mind. I try to do creative exercises but it all comes out wrong or ugly and feels so empty and meaningless. Even just...
    Anastrianna Anastrianna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I try to live my life without taking anything for granted. I cherish everything I'm blessed with, but everything I value could be taken from me in an instant. Nothing I have of...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    for those people who are feeling empty, and that life is just pointless, and are just so tired of feeling empty, please talk to me, i have the solution, you will not lose anything...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F Jun 30

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    My heart loves him and yet gets hurt just as bad by him. Maybe I am horrible and I know he doesn't have to say it cause I can treat him much better. I'm so screwed up I feel like I...
    XieryaWolf XieryaWolf 18-21, F Jul 16

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    When ur boyfriend ignores u and doesn't respond to any of ur messages for 3 days
    Danosaurphilion Danosaurphilion 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't know if I will smile a real smile again
    Danosaurphilion Danosaurphilion 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I think I need to eat some dinner.
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I feel... Hollow. Like an empty, dead, tree. I feel like someone opened my chest, and carved out the place where my emotion should be.....
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I'm feeling empty and bored . I'm not feeling like doing anything .its just that my dad was scolding us the past couple days and I cried a lot . I'm not feeling exited for football...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I just feel nothing empty. And tired of feeling empty. And nothing just none. And so it is way easier to smile. Easier than to smile while bearing pain inside isint it? I mean this...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I don't understand myself lately. I've been feeling so empty.. So incomplete.. Perhaps because I lost my parents at an early age. I don't have many close friends. I am a loner and...
    pangitako pangitako 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I haven't eaten in a week. I feel so empty inside. Never have I felt so good. So clean. So pure. So good. My skin is softer. My head is clearer. My thoughts are racing. Feet...
    obeseoreo obeseoreo 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Sometimes I get so childish well that happens when I'm sad or gonna leave someone like my friends or when someone I love goes. I feel so empty I just wanna see someone in real life...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    i just got rejected by someone i thought liked me for a while i was so sure...so excited, we flirted for at least 3 months probably longer....10 minutes ago i would be jumping off...
    Alicia26 Alicia26 16-17, F Jun 25

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    Human emptiness. Have you ever read the Ian Fleming novel "Quantum of Solace" (no relation to the film, besides the title). It's about a man whose quantum (quantity) of solace...
    mjohansen mjohansen 22-25, M Jul 14

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    I'm starting to not feel anymore. I'm filled with an empty nothingness, It's taking a lot to make me genuinely smile but inside is still hollow😕
    TheyNeverKnew TheyNeverKnew 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I want to end it all now, no ones home and I doubt they'd care anyway. I'm done trying to feel emotion. I smile but it's empty. I laugh but it's hollow
    TheyNeverKnew TheyNeverKnew 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    But her face had that hollow look, as if there was something gone... you know that look. The inward focus. Distantly attentive to the home you're missing, or the someone you're...
    laurena123 laurena123 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Sometimes, I just don't know anymore.... I'm so hollow...
    HoldingOnToAir HoldingOnToAir 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I have everything I could wish for yet I always have this empty feeling inside. I feel like sad but I don't show it. I always hide my feelings I don't wanna come across as weak...
    bballfanatic223 bballfanatic223 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Its hard to explain. I used to cry myself to sleep, but now I only cry about movies and stupid stuff when I'm around other people. Its just like I don't care anymore, or maybe I...
    JustABoredGirl JustABoredGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    It hurt when he stumbled across me. 
It was like broken glass all along the floor. 
But it was beautiful and he looked at me and all he could see was pain. 
It was like there...
    kennkenn13 kennkenn13 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I don't know how did it get to this point.. I feel like i have no one since I came back from a mental hospital.. everyone seems to get away from me like i am contagious or...
    alicegoneinsane alicegoneinsane 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Ok so I have an extremely handsome and young looking fiance who has a reputation for having anyone he wants. It amuses me how women even as young as 18 still throw themselves at...
    jasminebear jasminebear 36-40, F Jul 4

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    Hello: My name is Daniel and I'm 13-years-old. Recently I've felt sad, lonely, depressed, and empty inside. I feel like I have nothing to live for. I feel like my family is...
    GentlemanGhost101 GentlemanGhost101 13-15, M Jul 14

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    My best friend turned against me. She liked this boy but he told everyone he liked me and i have no interest in him whatsoever. She soon turned the whole school against me. I have...
    teenfox teenfox 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    There is this void, this empty place that i can't fill. No mater what i try to do, it stays there. I feel alone inside-it doesnt matter who is around, or what im doing i cant shake...
    Kate197979 Kate197979 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 14